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The Centre for Independent Living

We are a membership and user led organisation, run and controlled by disabled people. We promote independent living for disabled people in Sheffield. By independent living we mean that disabled people have the same freedom and rights to exercise choice and control over their own lives as any other person.

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Call for Investigation into Matthew's Neglect

Call for Investigation into Matthew's Neglect

We are appalled and shocked to hear that a mother and stepfather kept their autistic son, Matthew Langley locked in his filthy attic bedroom on Walkley Road, Sheffield for seven months without anyone realising his plight.Matthew had stopped attending a number of services and Sheffield City Council had not replaced a social worker who had been visiting him. We call for an urgent investigation into how this vulnerable young man was left without any support to safeguard him.

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New LGBTQ+ Cafe

New LGBTQ+ Cafe

Disability Sheffield and Sheffield Voices have launched a new social cafe for members of the LGBTQ+ community who also identify as being autistic, nerodiverse or disabled. Currently on zoom at 3-4pm every Thursday we meet to discuss issues affecting both communities, socialize and discuss the unique experiences being in both communities has on our day to day lives.

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Free Taxi Provision to Access Vaccination Clinics

Free Taxi Provision to Access Vaccination Clinics

Sheffield City Council is offering support to provide a taxi service to anyone unable to access their Covid jabs at a vaccination clinic because of transport difficulties, who otherwise could not or would not attend. Sheffield City Council will then receive an itemised bill of the trip and cover the cost. This arrangement is currently running until 31st Jan 2022. If you meet the criteria and have a disability we can help by arranging a taxi for you ( using a code provided by the council ) so just get in touch.

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Friday 21st January

Free Training for PAs - Introduction to Makaton - 9.30 - 12.30pm

Are you currently employed as a Personal Assistant for an adult over the age of 18 and feel you could benefit from further training? Do...

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Monday 24th January

Covid recovery phase drop-in - 11am - 12noon

Come and join us for our bi-weekly drop-in to discus any issues you are experiencing with accessing the city and services as we go through...

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Tuesday 1st February

Changing Faces Parents Together Workshop - 7.30pm

A Changing Faces online workshop full of advice and top practical tips to support parents and carers of children and young people, who have a...

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Saturday 19th February

Headspace - 7pm

Salmon Productions presents ‘Headspace’ at the Montogomery Theatre about a young man named Peter Johnson who develops Schizophrienia after coping with a secret tragedy. Please...

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Sheffield Sport and Leisure Strategy

Sheffield Sport and Leisure Strategy

Sheffield City Council is asking for everyone’s views to help re-shape sport and leisure facilities and services to deliver the outcomes in Sheffield’s Move More Plan and contribute towards wider strategic priorities.Online focus groups to discuss the strategy are also taking place in Local Area Committee (LAC) meetings during January.

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Physical Fitness Can Help Mental Health

Physical Fitness Can Help Mental Health

A new initiative developed and hosted by Sheffield Flourish on the Sheffield Mental Health Guide reminds people that if you are living with severe mental illness you are entitled to a free physical health check every year and that a healthier body can often lead to a healthier mind.

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Long Covid Help And Support Sessions

Long Covid Help And Support Sessions

Have you had Long Covid or been affected by it in some way? If so you may want to share your experiences and help medical professionals sort out strategies to help others.Project Echo, based at St Luke’s Hospice in Sheffield, has set up a group exploring the impact of long covid, and how and where people can get the right support. The next session will take place on Thursday 27th January from 1.30 to 3pm

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